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FOODBANK CENTRES CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY DUE TO EXTREME HEAT

We’ve cancelled our food bank sessions on today and tomorrow (Monday 18 at St Mike’s and Tuesday 19 July at St Mark’s) due to the unprecedented heatwave. Many people we support have health conditions, or very young children. Both sessions were due to run in the hottest part of the day, and we don’t think […]

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A Time of Crisis – our new 2022 food bank report out now

Today we publish A Time of Crisis, a snapshot of our 2021/22 local food bank research report (to be published in early summer). This interim report reveals continued high levels of need for emergency food aid across Wandsworth Borough, and looks at what is causing local people and families to need to use our food […]

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Our Easter opening times

Our food bank welcome centres are open as usual tomorrow – Thursday 14 April – at Mitcham Lane Baptist Church in Tooting (10am-12pm) and at Yvonne Carr Community Centre, Battersea (2-4pm). Then we’re giving our awesome volunteers & team a break over the Easter weekend. Our centres and office will be closed on Friday 15-Monday […]

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We’re asking for the Real Living Wage for Wandsworth

We’ve seen during the pandemic just how important our keyworkers are. We’ve clapped for them, we’ve celebrated them, and now is our opportunity to together ask for the Real Living Wage for them. With the cost of living rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, we’ve seen how low pay impacts the lives of […]

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Storm Eunice: our food bank centres are closed today

We’ve taken the difficult decision to close our food bank centres and warehouse today – Friday 18 Feb – due to the Met Office issuing a rare Red Weather Warning for London  because of the impact of Storm Eunice. This warning advises people to stay home if they possibly can, due to the risk including: […]

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Wandsworth charities concerned that local residents are being left out in the cold

We and six Wandsworth charities are concerned that local residents are being left out in the cold, as time is running out for Wandsworth Council to distribute £2m winter hardship funding. With the cost of essentials rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, the news this week of £700/year fuel bill increase is particularly […]

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“You have to choose between heating or eating”

We and five Wandsworth charities are warning today that many local people are unable to afford to heat their homes this winter, as freezing weather and high energy costs hit low income households hard. The charities are Citizens Advice Wandsworth, Katherine Low Settlement, Little Village, South West London Law Centres, Wandsworth Carers’ Centre and Wandsworth […]

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Christmas opening times

Today, Christmas Eve, we’ve provided and delivered emergency food to 80 households referred to us in poverty. We’re so glad to be able to support each one, and we’re grateful to everyone who helps makes this possible. We’re now closed and are giving our food bank volunteer elves a rest until Tuesday 4 January 2022 […]

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Prince Charles visits Wandsworth Foodbank

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and the The Duchess of Cornwall last week paid tribute to the vital work of our food bank in supporting people in crisis throughout the pandemic, during a visit to one of our welcome centres. The royal couple met volunteers, support staff and church leaders from our food […]

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Give a gift card to local people in hardship this Christmas

Rising fuel costs, reduction in Universal Credit benefit payments and the ongoing impact of the pandemic mean this winter is going to be a bleak one for many families and individuals in Wandsworth. For people referred to us at Wandsworth Foodbank, this perfect storm has already left them without enough income to meet the cost […]

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